On June 23, 2011, the Lucas County Citizen Levy Review issued its report to the citizens of Lucas County. The report, which can be read here, is the culmination of months of work by a group of Lucas County Citizens unified by one goal: to aid the region’s comeback by restructuring County government.
The recommendations are straightforward. Streamline County government under an elected County Executive who would work with a County Council that is made up of at-large and district members.
What comes next is vitally important. The committee is preparing to take this study out to the public in a series of public meetings. We want to get the public’s input and ideas as this issue moves forward.
There will be a public meeting Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Avenue. As you will recall, we announced this meeting the day we released the study. The purpose of the meeting is to share the study findings and recommendations with interested citizens. We hope that you will attend and encourage others to also attend as well.
This meeting is the first of several educational sessions which will occur during the remainder of this year and into 2012.
Before these recommendations can be finally adopted, a County Charter must be placed onto the general election ballot. To be on the ballot in 2012, we will need to circulate petitions beginning early next year.
To make this happen, we need people who support a more effective and more prosperous Lucas County to step forward and volunteer their time or financial support. Only by involving our entire community can we hope to reform our County government. Please click on the link below to lend your time, energy, and ideas to our cause, or to make a financial contribution.
Comment on the Study.